Veterans

The Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District teamed up with the city’s Office of Veteran Affairs to launch the new “We Honor Our Veterans” program for November. The program would create custom stickers for businesses in the city’s downtown area to put up in their windows to give clear indications to passing veterans and active members military that the businesses offers discounts to them. The decals will display the words, “We Honor Our Veterans Here.”

“I would like to thank the Glen Cove Downtown BID and all the businesses and merchants who are participating in this program,” Veteran Affairs Director Tony Jimenez said. “Our veteran community has sacrificed so much effort and time to protect our country and community, and this is a great way to say thank you.”

Patricia Holman, director of the Glen Cove BID, said she was eager to work on the project after Jimenez first approached her about the idea earlier this year. Holman designed the decals, and added that a list of the participating businesses would be available online on the BID’s website, at www.GlenCoveDowntown.org, and on the BID’s Facebook page.

“I am honored to present this program to our military and veterans with the hope that they know that they are always in our thoughts, that we are supportive of all their efforts and are thankful,” Holman said. “It was great to see how many businesses were happy to display the decal.”

“It is important to us at Glen Floors that we express our appreciation to the men and woman who give their lives in service for our country, selflessly and tirelessly, in order to insure and protect our freedom,” said Lou-Ann Thompson, of Glen Floors and vice president of the Glen Cove BID. “By our giving a little in return, we are hopeful that it will be an example of our sincere gratitude and respect”.

The decals have been sent out to the participating businesses, and will start going up on display at various shops and restaurants starting on Nov. 1.


From left, Lou-Ann Thompson, Tony Jimenez and Patricia Holman worked together to launch the “We Honor Our Veterans” program in Glen Cove.

Participating Downtown Businesses

AMC Movie Theater                             5 School Street
Downtown Cafe                                    4 School Street
Edible Arrangements                           64 School Street
Glen Cove Fitness                              44 School Street
Glen Floors                                         30 Glen Street
Glen Cove Massage                           56 School Street                           

Glenn Optics                                       26 Glen Street
Gly Religious Store                             34 School Street
Henry's                                                 8 Glen Street
La Famiglia                                          5 School Street
Life's ABC's                                          3 Glen Street
Marle's Cafe                                         8 School Street
Gill Associates                                    68 School Street
Metro PCS                                          37 Glen Street
Michael Coco, Esq Attorney at Law    15 Glen Street Suite 102
Minuteman Press                                63 1/2 Glen Street
North Shore Jewelers                         15 Glen Street
Petsmart                                             121 School Street
Profile Hair Salon                               120 Glen Street
R & R Motorcars                                159 Glen Street
Sal the Tailor                                       32 Glen Street
Shanti Maa                                         31 Glen Street
Garcia Muay Thai                              102 School Street     

Soca Brazilian Jiu Jitsu                       20 Glen Street

YouOffice                                             50 Glen Street
 

 

Upcoming Events

Thursday, Sept. 29: Comedy Night at La Bussola, 6:30pm. Three course dinner and show, $79. Call 516-671-2100 to make a reservation. 40 School Street, Glen Cove.

Thursday, Sept. 29: The North Shore Historical Museum presents History of Rock & Roll with Quartet de Rock, 7pm. Sponsored by Pistilli Metro Center. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

Friday, Sept. 30: GCVFD Blood Drive, 10 Glen Cove Ave., 2-8pm

Thursday, Oct. 6: BID Board of Directors Meeting, at 12pm, La Famiglia, 5 School Street. Cost for lunch is $15. Call (516) 759-6970 to RSVP.